Rural Development Program


Rural development implies both the economic betterment of people as well as greater social transformation. In order to provide the rural people with better prospects for economic development, increased participation of people in the rural development programmes, decentralization of planning, better enforcement of land reforms and greater access to credit are needed.

The general objective of the foundation is the sustained improvement of the quality of life of the low-income rural population while at the same time seeking to assure an effective and efficient contribution by the rural economy to the national development process. For that purpose, support will be given to the development of low-income sectors in rural areas through various combinations of efforts geared to the specific circumstances of each local community. The focus area of the foundation include (a) Participatory Governance (b) Agriculture And Natural Resources Management (c) Non-Farm Enterprise And Employment (d) Access To Finance and (e) Productive Physical Infrastructure.

The rural development activities include;